NC GOP Official: Voter ID Is To ‘Kick The Democrats In The Butt’
Don Yelton, a North Carolina Executive Committee member, doesn’t deny being a racist, and admits that voter ID is for the purpose of “kicking the Democrats in the butt.”
Yelton affirmed that he knew he was talking publicly when speaking with Aasif Mondvi of the Daily Show.
Speaking with Buncombe County Republican precinct chair Don Yelton on the subject of North Carolina’s controversial voter ID law, Mandvi attempted to prompt a reaction by declaring “the law is not racist, and you’re not racist.”
Expecting Yelton to fire back with an unequivocal “no,” Mandvi was instead treated to several long seconds of introspection, followed by, “well, I’ve been called a bigot before.”
Then, as they say, things got weird.
Yelton attempted to explain away the charges of racism — always a good idea — by: 1. Insisting that one of his best friends is black; 2. claiming that the photo of Obama dressed as a witch doctor that he shared on his Facebook page was making fun of his “white half”; recalling how, when he was young, black people were called “negras”; and bemoaning the fact that black people can use the word “nigger” but he can’t.
“You know that we can hear you, right?” asks a visibly nonplussed Mandvi.
But Yelton wasn’t done yet: In a stunning acknowledgement of the law’s true intention, the GOP leader admitted its main purpose was not to prevent alleged voter fraud, but “to kick Democrats in the butt.”